Stop the Data Discrimination Bill

Government plans to scrap GDPR privacy laws with their Data Protection and Digital Information Bill. This will unleash data discrimination against workers, children, students and vulnerable groups like migrants, victims of violence and minorities.

Analysis: The Data Protection and Digital Information bill

Read this briefing by Mariano delli Santi for our detailed analysis of the bill.


Read this briefing to learn how “Data: a new direction” impacts your sector.

View the recording of our webinar on the cross-sector impacts of “Data: a new direction” and how your organisation can make a difference.

View the recording of our webinar about how “Data: a new direction” will impact migrants rights and the immigration sector.

View the recording of our webinar about how “Data: a new direction” will impact medical data and patients’ rights.


Take action with our campaign pack a toolkit for stopping the data discrimination bill.

Watch and share our video that shows how GDPR privacy laws protect us all.

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The Story So Far

Data Sharing and Migrant Women Reporting Abuse

On 9 December 2022, The Wales Cross Party Group on Digital Rights and Democracy, of which Open Rights Group is the secretariat, held its second session, this time held on data sharing and migrant women reporting domestic abuse.
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The UK Data Protection Reforms from an EU perspective

Political turmoil in the UK has slowed down the Government plans to reform data protection: since the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill was tabled in Parliament this June, two Prime Ministers were quickly ousted and, six months after the Bill was published, a parliamentary debate around the Bill has yet to be scheduled.
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Digital Trade and the EU – Post Brexit

On Friday, 21 October, the Wales Cross Party Group on Digital Rights, of which Open Rights Group (ORG) is the secretariat, held an online event discussing the EU and digital trade post-Brexit and in the wake of new legislation.
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UK data reforms: ORG meeting with members of EU Parliament

The UK data reform is gaining international attention: Members of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) of the European Parliament are visiting London from 2-4 November to meet with UK Government representatives, civil society and other interest groups.
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The Govt want to read your meter readings, and your mail could be next

The UK Government have announced that they will require energy suppliers to hand over meter readings of millions of UK residents to conduct “financial checks […] for assurance and the prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences including fraud”, as well as to “inform future Government policy”.
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Government’s proposed changes to UK GDPR should be next to go New chancellor Jeremy Hunt has begun to scrap part of the disastrous economic measures proposed in the mini-Budget in response to backlash from the markets, businesses and consumers.
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UK Government failing on AI regulation

The UK Government have published their vision for “Establishing a pro-innovation approach to regulating AI”.
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Can our new Prime Minister be trusted with free speech and privacy?

As Liz Truss flies to Balmoral tomorrow to meet the Queen, who will ask her to form a government, what can we expect for our free speech and privacy rights?
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How the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill affects you

Nadine Dorries and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sports (DCMS) have released their Data Protection and Digital Information Bill– Our policy expert Mariano deli Santi has produced his initial analysis ‘Data the Wrong Direction’ of the implications.
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‘Prevent’ and the attack on free speech

A review of the government’s controversial Prevent duty has been a long time coming.
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The UK Data Reform Bill and the British Bill of Rights: a tragedy in two acts

The dust hasn’t settled since plans to undermine everyone’s right to data protection were announced, but the Government are at it again.
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Brace yourselves: new UK data laws are coming

The Government have just announced their plans to gut the UK General Data Protection Regulation.
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Internet policy is broken

The government’s proposals for the Online Safety Bill are getting worse, rather than better.
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ORG response to Data: a new direction

We submitted our response to Government plans to deregulate data protection, also known as “Data: a new direction”.
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Newsletter: Migration, Data and Digital Rights

Welcome to the November edition of Migration, Data and Digital Rights!
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New UK data laws are Govt revenge against NHS patients

Health data has become one of the most valued prizes of the surveillance economy, but they aren’t being used to “save lives”.
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Lord Frost says: bypass Parliament to rewrite EU rules

Government is considering demanding powers to rewrite any and all ‘retained EU legislation’ while bypassing Parliament.
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New UK data laws will harm mothers and children

In data: a new direction, the UK Government proposes to reform legitimate interest.
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Why on earth is the Government mucking about with our privacy laws?

Thursday evening, the UK Government published their long-awaited proposal for a new UK data protection regime.
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Government prepares to take back control – of your privacy

The UK Government has unveiled their plans to deregulate data protection laws.
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